I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before, but I loathe love triangles. They get under my skin. Why? Because I never fail to root to the wrong love interest and become sorely disappointed when my guy gets left out in the cold. I've been burned enough to steer clear of books with triangle themes, even going so far as to not read a book (if there is a triangle) until I know who comes out on top. I do this to prevent myself from becoming favorable towards the wrong guy. Most recently I did this with the Mercy Thompson Series.
There have been times when I've began reading a series or book and I have no clue that there will even be a triangle and by the time the triangle comes into play I'm already invested in the series. This is the worst position for me to be in, because while I don't want to continue reading about a woman split between two interests, I do want to see how the story ends.
In truth, the hardest part isn't in rooting for the wrong guy, that, I can somewhat deal with. The aspect that bugs me the most is when the guy that I did cheer for doesn't get a happy ending, or the one he ends up with is not, in my opinion, worthy of him. Or the worse of the worst; he does something outrageous that justifies the heroines choice.
I believe I lack the love triangle chip that would allow me to enjoy the back and forth. I wish I had it because there are a lot of series' out there that I won't read because I can't handle triangles.
How do you feel about love triangles? Does reading them bother you? Do you normally root for the wrong or right guy? Or are you able to enjoy the back and forth while waiting for the three to become two?